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Food News: Burger Pop-Up; Help for Vandalized Restaurants

Plus, get Tennessee barbecue now at Sawyer Yards.

By Timothy Malcolm June 1, 2020

As restaurants continue to operate at 50 percent capacity, we're continuing to see closings across the region, the latest including Penny Quarter, Bernie's Burger Bus, and Poitin. Keep updated on restaurant shutterings by reading this list

The Texas Restaurant Association is extending financial support for independent restaurants that have been damaged by vandalism and looting. Donate here.

Meanwhile, Bravery Chef Hall was broken into Saturday morning, though reports claim this wasn't related to Downtown protests that occurred Friday to protest police killings in response to the death of George Floyd. Despite the damage, the food hall continued onward with regular service including dine-in, takeout, and delivery.

Sample the fare at Daddy's Burgers, a new pop-up at The Dunlavy.

Image: Clark Cooper

Clark Cooper Concepts over the weekend unveiled a pop-up inside the Dunlavy called Daddy's Burgers. Featuring grass-fed burgers, hand-scooped milkshakes, craft cocktails, and local beer, Daddy's Burgers opened Friday and will continue through Labor Day. Hours are 11 a.m.–8 p.m. Mon–Thurs, 11 a.m.–9 p.m. Frid, 9 a.m.–9 p.m. Sat, and 9 a.m.–8 p.m. Sun. On weekends Daddy's Burgers will feature breakfast.

Fainmous BBQ is now open at Sawyer Yards. A soft-opening for the barbecue pit is today at 1201 Oliver St, and you can go all week starting at 11 a.m. daily. Fainmous specializes in Tennessee-style barbecue, from pulled pork and ribs to a vinegar-based sauce that's crucial to enjoying the meat. 

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